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Feds spike voter citizenship checks in Georgia
sign on San Diego ^ | June 1, 2009

Posted on 06/02/2009 3:00:44 PM PDT by RDTF

ATLANTA — The Justice Department has rejected Georgia's system of using Social Security numbers and driver's license data to check whether prospective voters are citizens, a process that was a subject of a federal lawsuit in the weeks leading up to November's election.

In a letter released on Monday, the Justice Department said the state's voter verification program is frequently inaccurate and has a "discriminatory effect" on minority voters. The decision means Georgia must halt the citizenship checks, although the state can still ask the Justice Department to reconsider, according to the letter and to the Georgia secretary of state's office.

"This flawed system frequently subjects a disproportionate number of African-American, Asian and/or Hispanic voters to additional, and more importantly, erroneous burdens on the right to register to vote," Loretta King, acting assistant attorney general of the Justice Department's civil rights division, said. King's letter was sent to Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker on Friday.

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1 posted on 06/02/2009 3:00:44 PM PDT by RDTF
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To: RDTF

What this boils down to is that anyone can vote....no matter where they are from.


2 posted on 06/02/2009 3:02:36 PM PDT by RC2
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To: RC2

You have a social security card and a driver’s license but still not be a citizen, so the process is flawed from the outset.


3 posted on 06/02/2009 3:04:35 PM PDT by Wil H (The most destructive act of Muslim terrorism against the US was paying for 0bama's Harvard education)
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To: RDTF

Is there no recourse through the judicial system? This doesn’t seem to me to be Constitutional.

I live in Georgia and plan to hound the s___ out of my state reps to shove this back up Obama’s fascist ass.


4 posted on 06/02/2009 3:05:28 PM PDT by Yankee
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To: RDTF

“This flawed system frequently subjects a disproportionate number of African-American, Asian and/or Hispanic voters to additional, and more importantly, erroneous burdens on the right to register to vote,” Loretta King, acting assistant attorney general of the Justice Department’s civil rights division, said. King’s letter was sent to Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker on Friday.”

I have this uneasy feeling that this, someday, will the reason I, a white, heterosexual male, will not be able to do anything but pay bills for everyone else until I move to the woods and live in a teepee...


5 posted on 06/02/2009 3:06:38 PM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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To: Yankee

Me Too Yankee! enough is enough...


6 posted on 06/02/2009 3:07:41 PM PDT by Nat Turner (Proud two term solider in the 2nd Infantry Div 84-85; 91-92)
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To: RDTF
"This flawed system frequently subjects a disproportionate number of African-American, Asian and/or Hispanic voters to additional, and more importantly, erroneous burdens on the right to register to vote"

Disproportionate, because select democrat voting blocks are incapable of obtaining or possessing proper ID.

It's hard to fathom how these idiot voters fail to see how utterly demeaning and insulting their slave masters really are. Prideless tools.

7 posted on 06/02/2009 3:08:39 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
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To: RDTF
This my FRiends, shows how Reconstruction II, the so-called Voting Rights Act dilutes the vote of southern citizens.

The Obama DOJ wipes their rears with the law.

What has the GA governor done to reverse this attack by unelected central planning lawyers?

8 posted on 06/02/2009 3:11:27 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Islam deserves no 1st Amendment protection.)
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To: Wil H

So the answer is to just open it up to anyone? At least that’s a start.


9 posted on 06/02/2009 3:11:35 PM PDT by RC2
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To: RC2
Well I guess Caesar Obama will do anything to stay in power. Maybe he will have congress overturn the 22nd amendment after he outlaws talk radio.
10 posted on 06/02/2009 3:13:39 PM PDT by DHSMostWanted (Apparently you don't have to be intelligent to get an Ivy League degree.)
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To: jessduntno
Loretta King, acting assistant attorney general of the Justice Department’s civil rights division,

This is the same Nazi bitch that is going after Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

This administration is populated by people that hate this country. That includes the top s___bird himself.

11 posted on 06/02/2009 3:15:27 PM PDT by Yankee
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

If a voter cannot pull together proof of citizenship then that voter should not vote.


12 posted on 06/02/2009 3:18:28 PM PDT by TNoldman (Conservative Values FOREVER!)
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To: RDTF

Holder’s DOJ is all over this because he understands that the next step is proving citizenship for persons standing for election. Bambi does not want this!


13 posted on 06/02/2009 3:21:20 PM PDT by WellyP
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To: RDTF

voting early and often is a Democratic right. Just ask Al Franken


14 posted on 06/02/2009 3:24:24 PM PDT by hecht
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To: RDTF

The dems will do anything to get more votes.


15 posted on 06/02/2009 3:40:51 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: RDTF

Next thing you know we’ll be told we don’t have the right to expect a candidate for President to provide proof that he is eligible to hold the office.


16 posted on 06/02/2009 3:52:01 PM PDT by jwparkerjr (God Bless America!)
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To: Jacquerie

LBJ has had his “greatest trimph” turned into a catastophy.


17 posted on 06/02/2009 3:55:51 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: DHSMostWanted
Maybe he will have congress overturn the 22nd amendment after he outlaws talk radio.

The Soros machine is one step ahead of you...

End22.com

18 posted on 06/02/2009 4:23:20 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
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To: longtermmemmory

I do not understand..how in the HELL does providing proper ID impose an unfair burden on negros or asians or latinos?


19 posted on 06/02/2009 4:24:18 PM PDT by Republic (Jedem das Seine)
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To: RDTF

Texas was just going to pass a similar law—with the same arguments by the Dems.

Seems to me that getting an ID isn’t that difficult.


20 posted on 06/02/2009 5:03:24 PM PDT by wildbill ( The reason you're so jealous is that the voices talk only to me.)
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To: RDTF
Can't hardly steal an election when the vote's honest. Look at Ohio's early voting last November. 200,000+ questionable ballots in early voting, which matches Obambi's margin of victory in that state.

The dems are still stuffing the ballot box. The republicans had 6 years to deal with that issue and did nothing.

BTW, what authority does the federal government have over how a state holds its Presidential elections?

21 posted on 06/02/2009 5:08:18 PM PDT by meyer (Obama is to the USA as Mugabe is to Zimbabwe.)
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To: RDTF

Two comments:

1) This is a trampling of states’ rights by the central government. I would hope that states will wise up and reject that authority, reasserting the 10th Amendment. Some standoffs between State Militias and the Federal Army would make for great video for the news.

2) On the other hand, I would love to see what “approved” guidance exists from DOJ on verifying voter eligibility to vote. As far as I can see, the process approved is for DOJ to take the state to court, *allege* that a state system doesn’t work, and let a court decide. Now, apparently, they are in a position to approve something or reject something? Georgia should tell DOJ to kiss their collective asses.


22 posted on 06/03/2009 2:15:12 AM PDT by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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